The W9DXCC Convention will have ON4UN as banquet speaker and WX0B (Array
Solutions) will give a presentation. Please plan to come and be ready to learn
about DXing, antennas, and towers. Phil KB9CRY
The Northern Illinois DX Association is please to announce the 52nd annual
W9DXCC Convention. The 2004 convention will be at a new location, the Holiday
Inn in Elk Grove Village, IL, conveniently located to Chicago O'Hare
International Airport, Woodfield Mall and other suburban attractions.
Our banquet speaker is John Devoldere, ON4UN. John may be one of the few hams
in the world who literally "needs no introduction." John will also be
appearing during the day, along with John Battin K9DX and Jerry Rosalius WB9Z,
in the Low Band Forum. Eric Scace K3NA will be on hand with the story of the
3B9C Rodrigues Island 150,000+ QSO DXpedition. Jay Terleski WX0B will tell us
about his Fort Bragg NC military antenna farm, featuring phased log periodics.
Scott Robbins W4PA will have the Ten-Tec Orion Story and Lee Finkel KY7M has
his 5U5Z African Adventure to relate. Propagation expert Carl Luetzelschwab
K9LA will be back for his fifth year as he updates our prospects in the
declining years of Cycle 23. The ARRL Forum again features Central Division
Director Dick Isely W9GIG, Vice Director Howie Huntington K9KM, DX Advisory
Committee Chairman Jim McConnell W9WU, and Membership Service Chairman and
Logbook of the World Guru Wayne Mills, N7NG. For the IOTA fans, Mike
McGirr K9AJ, Jim Model K9PPY, and Gordon Bazsali WB9EEE will have the latest
We even have a couple of innovations for 2004 - After many, many years of
"chicken or beef'" we have a third banquet menu choice, broiled salmon. Our
second innovation is at the recently updated website (http://www.w9dxcc.com/).
We have a link to the new convention hotel, the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove
Village IL. You can go directly from our site to theirs and book your room for
the convention. Just be sure to enter our "Group Booking Code" - W9D. This
gets you the special $69 rate and complementary hot breakfast. You can hardly
afford to sleep at home. :<)
Our hard working prize chairman Mark Potter W9UZ has already received
commitments for another great prize list, and we are pleased that ICOM has come
through again with a IC706 MKIIG transceiver, which will be used as the raffle
prize, proceeds to the Northern California DX Foundation for DXpedition
funding. The last two raffles have produced over $3,300 for our friends at
You can register on-line or request more info - firstname.lastname@example.org.
73 Bill W9VA 2004 W9DXCC Chairman
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